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Lyons, C. L. (2016, August 26). opens new windowChild welfare: Should more be done to protect children? CQ Researcher, 26, 673-696.
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Child Welfare in the United States by Distinguished by its critical perspective, this book delivers a balanced and comprehensive examination of the child welfare system in the United States today. In a clear and accessible style, it outlines key issues, reviews the history of the child welfare system, and explores the challenges to developing appropriate federal, state, and local policies that address child welfare concerns. A chapter devoted to innovative and effective child welfare and prevention practices showcases examples of successful programs. Additionally, the book underscores the importance of coordination among human service professionals and organizations. The text addresses issues related to the educational system, homelessness, poverty, the juvenile justice system, foster care, and adoption. It incorporates the perspectives of parents and children involved in the system, who cite both positive experiences and bureaucratic challenges. Child welfare workers themselves describe the professional and personal realities of their experiences working within the system. Illustrative case examples of abused and neglected children add to the text's value for undergraduate and graduate students studying child welfare. Key Features: Provides a comprehensive overview of child welfare issues in the United States todayOffers case examples of abused/neglected children and their familiesIncludes the perspectives of parents and children involved with the child welfare systemIncorporates the views of child welfare workersProvides examples of innovative practices in child welfareFree online resources for qualified adopters including PowerPoints, Learning Objectives, Chapter Summaries, Key Concepts, and Exam Questions
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
Scandalous Politics: Child Welfare Policy in the States by Little work has been done to systematically analyze how high-profile incidents of child neglect and abuse shape child welfare policymaking in the United States. In Scandalous Politics, Juliet Gainsborough presents quantitative analysis of all fifty states and qualitative case studies of three states (Florida, Colorado, and New Jersey) that reveal how well-publicized child welfare scandals result in adoption of new legislation and new administrative procedures. Gainsborough's quantitative analysis suggests that child welfare policymaking is frequently reactive, while the case studies provide more detail about variations and the legislative process. For example, the case studies illustrate how the nature and extent of the policy response varies according to particular characteristics of the political environment in the state and the administrative structure of the child welfare system. Scandalous Politics increases our understanding of the politics of child welfare at both the state and federal level and provides new insights into existing theories of agenda-setting and the policy process. It will be of interest to everyone involved with child welfare policymaking and especially public policy and public administration scholars.
Publication Date: 2010-11-15
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